|The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 PG-13, 112 min.|
Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josee Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz Lopez Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands, Max von Sydow, Isaach De Bankole, Emma de Caunes, Gerard Watkins, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey
Based on French "Elle" editor Jean-Dominique Bauby's best-selling memoir, this story shows how Bauby (Mathieu Amalric) suffers a stroke and the psychological torment he endures when he suffers "locked-in syndrome" in which his brain is working, but he is not able to speak nor move his body. The one thing Bauby can do is blink one eye, and, with help from speech therapist Henriette (Marie-Josee Croze), he is able to form sentences by blinking when she calls out a letter in the alphabet. As a result, Bauby is able to author a manuscript revealing what it is like to be trapped inside one's body and relating fantasies that he has imagined. The film received four Academy Award nominations including Best Director.
|The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)|
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